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more dangerous enemies. He beheld the slander of the disaffected 
follow his slanderers to the tomb : and the arm of the traitor, 
though repeatedly raised against him, was ever foiled in its mur- 
derous aim. Thus happily protected from the violence and strata- 
gems of his foes, it was reserved for Heaven alone to chasten him 
in the mystery of her dispensations, and to render him, we may 

hope, by the affliction of his latter years, still more worthy of his 

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reward hereafter. * * 

JESUS COLLEGE ASSOCIATION.— The establishment of 
this patriotic Society was announced in the first Number of this 
Work ; and it cannot but be highly gratifying to the lovers of 
Welsh Literature to find, that the Members have already re- 
deemed the pledge then given by offering the following premiums 
for the present year, with a view to the accomplishment of th«ir 
truly laudable object. The competition will be confined to 
Members of the College. %* 

1. For the best Welsh Essay on these words of Taliesin, 
" Ev hiaith a gadwant," Twenty Pounds. 

2. For the best Translation of Blair's Sermon " On the 
Improvement of Time," — Genesis ch. 47, v. 8,. ..Ten Pounds. 

3. To the best Welsh Reader in Jesus College Chapel,. ..Six 

4. To ihe second best,.. .Four Pounds. 

5. For the best six Ekglymon, on the] following subject, 
" Llwyddiant i yr Ijesu,"...Two Pounds. 

The Essay and the Englynion, to which the prizes shall have 
been adjudged, will be recited at the Annual Meeting of the 
Members of Jesus College, to be held at Aberystwith in Juiy 


allusion was made in the last Number to the Annual Meeting of 
this Society. It deserves, however, a most extended notice. On 
the ;Vi of January, as before-mentioned, the Members had their 
Anniversary Dinner at the Castle Inn, Liverpool, James Butler 
Clough, Esq. Honorary President, being in the chair. To enu- 
merate all the traits of national feeling, that were evinced on this 
occasion, would exceed the limits of this article. It may be suf- 
ficient, therefore, to state generally, that the day was devoted, in 
an especial manner, to the promotion of the patriotic object of 
the Association, and particularly to the encouragement of our 
native awen. 


In addition to the popular custom of singing- pennillion to 
the harp, several extemporaneous effusions, very creditable to 
their respective authors, were produced, and called forth, as 
they merited, the applause of the Meeting. This may be ob- 
served in a peculiar manner of the verses recited by Mr. Thomas 
Jones, Bard to the Society, upon the subject of the President's 
re-election. The other Officers were then chosen for the present 
year : and the Rev. John Richards, of Anglesey, was proposed 
by the President as an honorary member and as Critic to the 
Society, on which occasion an address from that Gentleman was 
read and deservedly applauded for the critical ability which it 
disclosed. *** 

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. -The events, which occupy the 
most important place under this head, are the Addresses and 
Proclamations consequent on the death of his late Majesty. It 
would consume too much space, and answer no useful purpose, 
to enter into all the details, that might be given of these pro- 
ceedings, or even to particularise the places, which deserve no- 
tice on this interesting occasion. It must suffice to state gene- 
rally, that the feeling of reverence for the memory of the late 
King, and of loyal respect for his successor, has been almost 
universal throughout Wales. Scarcely a county or borough has 
omitted to join in the mingled expression of condolence and con- 
gratulation natural to the occasion. It deserves also to be men- 
tioned, that the 1 6th of last month, the day appointed for the 
funeral of his late Majesty, was observed generally in the Prin- 
cipality with all due solemnity and decorum. And in most of the 
corporate towns, especially in South Wales, the public bodies at- 
tended divine worship, and appropriate sermons were preached 
on the occasion. — Another consequence of the decease of our 
" good old King" is the Dissolution of Parliament, which will, 
no doubt, take place immediately. The only places likely to be 
contested in Wales are the County of Glamorgan and the Bo- 
roughs of Carmarthen and Denbigh.— — It was intended to con- 
tinue in the present Number the account of Charitable Dona- 
tions distributed in Wales during the late inclement season : but 
so great is their number, that it becomes absolutely impossible, 
without excluding other matter, that might be deemed of more 
permanent interest. This is a circumstance, however, that can 
not fail to be in the highest degree honourable to a country, that